Bush pilots, ultralights and flying padres in Australia’s Northern Territory

  • Fiona Earl (aka Shanahan)

    Student thesis: By Publication

    Abstract

    Aviation is integral to people’s lives in Australia's Northern Territory, yet civil aviation narratives are largely absent from public historical records and heritage institutions. This thesis by publication aims to expand the narrow aviation heritage narrative by presenting a literature review and three case studies, based on a heritage audit, oral histories and archival research. The case studies focus on the ultralight community, Flying Padres and Bush Pilots. They highlight the cultural impact of civil aviation and ensure that the Northern Territory civil aviation narrative is better represented.
    Date of Award2022
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorTracy Ireland (Supervisor), Tim Sherratt (Supervisor) & Sally Brockwell (Supervisor)

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